The Norwood Cycling Club’s focus is to provide the best racing possible for it’s members. We have a club coach, Dave Gomer who is available for advice. We run club rides from time to time and they are promoted on the website and on Facebook. The club rides vary in length but aim to cater to all members of the club and are run to fit around the racing schedule throughout the year. The rides listed are existing rides that each have their own philosophies and trying to understand the groups goals and ambitions will help you determine whether the bunch is right for you. For example some may wish to ride at 35kph on the flat, whilst others are intensive sessions that average 50kph. Each ride generally has a core group of attendees and in some instances can react to a unknown fresh group of riders attending so please join groups with due discretion! Look over the rides that realistically best suit you, join a group, and give it a try, remember training is meant to be meaningful and moreover FUN!
NORWOOD CYCLING CLUB
Check our Facebook page for updates on club group rides. Rides are held when there is a gap in the race calendar. Dave Gomer, NCC Coach, will be at most NCC training rides, and willing to accompany any Juniors (13 years or older) on a shorter ride, again indicated on Facebook and Norwood Cycling Club website.
8.00 am Saturday mornings. Café Brunelli 187 Rundle Rd, Adelaide. Opposite Super Elliotts cycle shop. 3 hrs. Moderate to hard, hills, NOT FOR BEGINNERS. 110-120km 32 kms/hr
MEGA BIKE RIDE
7.30 am Saturday mornings. 187 Rundle Street, Adelaide. Flat ride , various ability groups, contact Mega Bike for details, speed limits and protocols apply.
6.00pm Tuesday Nights, Meet at Scuzzi Cafe, North Adelaide. Meal after the ride at the cafe, riders receive discount.
- 6.00 pm Slow Group – good for first time bunch riders
- 6.15 pm Mid Pace – Good for D-C graders, reasonable pace
- 6.30pm Fast Group, A-B Grade riders suited, high intensity maintained
BEACH STREAK 30/30
6.15 pm Thursday Nights from Henley Square 30 kms. There are two rides, one 30 km/h, one faster. Core group quite welcoming of new riders and they ride rain, hail or shine. Good ride to ease into bunch riding. Flatland only Semaphore – Glenelg – Henley.
Coffee beforehand from 5:50pm to meet members and ease into ride.
NORWOOD PARADE CYCLES
Saturday 7.30 am, meet 216 The Parade Norwood.
Light training. 45 kms/hr pace guideline. Finish usually with the bunch and coffee on Norwood Parade.
ETSA TRAINING RIDE
6.00 am Sharp Thursday mornings. CNR Greenhill Rd, Richmond Rd + ANZAC Hwy – ETSA BDLG 1.5 hrs. Intense ride, NOT FOR BEGINNERS. 40 kms/hr +
8:00 AM, Buffalo Tall Ship, Wigley Reserve, Anzac Highway, Glenelg. Early morning ride with coffee afterwards. 50km distance. Various Groups to cater to different abilities.
7:00 PM, Hurtle Square Adelaide. The rides vary from 35km/hr + (Flat ride), 30km/hr (some hills), 20-25km/hr (few hills) usually with a slightly easier option. Good lights are essential. Coffee afterwards at a café.
WEDNESDAY 6.30 am sharp. At Buffalo Glenelg, to Outer harbour and back, advanced, A grade and Experienced B grade only.
FRIDAY 6.30 am Sharp. At Buffalo Glenelg, Easy roll to Outer Harbour and back.
PLEASE NOTE: The above list is not regularly updated or maintained. Ride details may change without notice. It is best to do your own investigations as to whether these rides are happening or not. The BikeSA website also has a list of group rides, see below:
The Adelaide Cyclists website also has details of group rides: